Four Reasons to Learn a New Language


TED Talk by John McWorther

Pre-listening Questions


take over (took, taken, phrasal verb)
why bother [to do / doing], (set phrase)
fraught, fraught with s/th (adj.)
worldview (countable noun)
dementia (uncountable noun)
diligent (adj.)
blow [your] mind (blew, blown, phrasal verb)

Main Activity

Listen to the TED Talk to evaluate John McWorther’s argument for learning languages and answer the following questions: